If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
(22a) p 151 Any attempt to buy love invites scorn. It displays ignorance of the nature of love, since no one can buy or sell the inner feelings from which love comes. It shows insensitivity to the one being propositioned, since it requests selling the privilege of love for a mere pretense of it. And it reveals disrespect for oneself, since it would deprive even the potential purchaser of life’s greatest gift.